Posted February 3, 2014
by Jerry Alatalo
“In Aristotelian terms, the good leader must have ethos, pathos, and logos. The ethos is his moral character, the source of his ability to persuade. The pathos is his ability to touch feelings, to move people emotionally. The logos is his ability to give solid reasons for an action, to move people intellectually.”
– Mortimer Adler (American philosopher)
If it was possible, a worldwide broadcast of the leaders of every nation with significant involvement in the Syrian crisis would be positive. This would be a live broadcast, without prepared speeches, and of unlimited duration including the leaders of Syria, United States, Russia, Israel, Iran, Saudi Arabia, China, and the Syrian opposition. This means eight men speaking through Skype or similar means to the entire world, for an entire week at 10-12 hours per day if need be, to finally resolve the crisis and bring peace to the people of Syria.
Because the tragic suffering of Syrian men, women, and children – as well as in countries surrounding Syria – has to stop.
Every media company that carries the talks can raise humanitarian aid funds through advertising from benevolent corporations. Given the large number of media companies around the world, the amounts which could be raised are very significant.
Add to the advertising Syria relief fund amount the donations received from the billions of viewers, and enough money would be raised to adequately carry out humanitarian missions equal to the enormous task.
This proposal has been offered in all seriousness. Because the souls of over 130,000 men, women, and children have passed from this world prematurely. Because millions of Syrian men, women, and children have become refugees from the land of their birth, through no fault of their own. Because the levels of human suffering have surpassed what a civilized world can psychologically stand or accept. And because the conflict, if not stopped in its tracks now, has the potential to spread violence and extremism to other nations in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world.
Humanity wants an end to war
To the leaders of these nations, if such a worldwide broadcast does not become a reality, please publish your best ideas for bringing peace to the people and nation of Syria. To all people on this Earth, please publish your best ideas for bringing peace to the people and nation of Syria. As soon as possible.
To men and women around the world who are able to communicate with others, please suggest that everyone think deeply on ways that will bring peace to Syria, and communicate in any and all ways to others. If the leaders of the nations involved in the Syrian situation cannot come up with solutions to bring peace, then some men or women on this planet must have ideas that can lead to peace. At the very least send whatever spiritual energy you have to those who are able to effect peaceful results in Syria, or to men and women who have yet to share solid solutions with the rest of the world.
The time has come for all the world’s people – including leaders of nations, religious/spiritual groups, business enterprises, militaries, non-governmental organizations, entertainers, politicians, sports stars, and others – to come together and end the war in Syria. Because the men, women, and children who have passed away were your brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers. Because the men, women, and children who lost their loved ones and remain on Earth in tremendous psychological, spiritual, and physical suffering and pain are your family members.
“It is sad that man is not intelligent enough to solve problems without killing… The present world crisis can be solved only by a general human revolution against outdated concepts… Man is not a blood-thirsty animal, and war is only due to the greed and lust for power of relatively small groups, the conspiracy of the few against the many.”
– Albert Szent-Gyorgi (1893-1986)
People around the world have deep concerns about events in Syria and the Middle East. The following discussion shares the views of experts from India.
(Thank you Rajya Sahba TV at YouTube)